Wednesday, January 06, 2010

An Intriguing "Best Mysteries" List from Seattle ...

Congrats to Michelle Gagnon, one of the crime writers we've been excited to discover hiding in the MIRA publishing network -- her new book GATEKEEPER showed up over the holidays on this list from the Seattle Mystery Bookshop. I haven't posted many of The Lists this season, but this one is fun to run through, and we're already looking into how many of the titles are here at Kingdom Books -- in first edition of course, and mostly signed.

Fran’s Lists of Best Books of 2009

Best of local:
Robert Dugoni, Wrongful Death
Robert Ferrigno, Heart of the Assassin
Yasmine Galenorn, Bone Magic
Caitlin Kittredge, Street Magic
Mike Lawson, House Secrets
Kat Richardson, Vanished
Jess Walter, The Financial Lives of Poets
Best paperbacks:
Kelley Armstrong, Made to be Broken
Kathryn Fox, Bloodborn
Michelle Gagnon, Gatekeeper
Andi Marquette, all three
Joan Opyr, From Hell to Breakfast
Best new authors:
Brett Battles – all three
Josh Bazell, Beat the Reaper
Alan Bradley, Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Derek Haas, both of ‘em
Steig Larsson – everything. Wow.
Amy McKinnon, tethered
Christi Phillps, Devlin Diary
Spencer Quinn, Dog On It
Best of the Usual Suspects:
John Connelly, The Gates
Barry Eisler, Fault Line
Gillian Flynn, Dark Places
David Hewson, Dante’s Numbers
Susan Hill, Vows of Silence
Alex Kava, Black Friday
William Kent Krueger, Heaven’s Keep
David Morrell, Shimmer
Louise Ure, Liar’s Anonymou


Beth Kanell said...

This just in, OK to share: Beth and Dave, I just wanted to say thanks for posting Fran's list (Seattle Mystery Bookshop) on your bookstore website/blog that included my book, House Secrets. House Secrets was also included in Library Journal's list of 2009 best thrillers, and in a similar list in Deadly Pleasures Magazine and the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Once again, thanks for posting the list. Mike Lawson

Michelle Gagnon said...

Thanks, Beth! It's a great list from another great indie store.

Anonymous said...

Good suggestions

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